Over the years, rb&hArts is proud to have positively enhanced the clinical environment and brought art to patients.

"The art in and around the hospital(s) is one of the best things to have happened in the Trust over the last few years in improving the ambience and working environment."

Arts in healthcare settings has been evidenced to:

  • induce positive physiological and psychological changes in clinical outcomes
  • reduce drug consumption
  • shorten length of hospital stay
  • promote better doctor-patient relationships
  • improve mental wellbeing
  • support patients manage long-term conditions

(Staricoff and Clift, 2011) 

Recent projects

‘Botanical Mandala', SDNA, 2016

Botanical Mandala image

Theatres’ patient reception, Harefield Hospital

The digital artwork is a kaleidoscopic projection of medicinal flowers, slowly spreading across the wall to the sound of birds singing. The contemplative installation has been created to help patients relax before they undergo surgery.  

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Illustrations, Will Clarke, 2016

Will Clarke commissioned artworks

Outpatients, Royal Brompton Hospital  

Will Clarke’s London scenes are beautifully intricate architectural illustrations of London. The artist’s infamous single block colour now helps patients navigate between East and West areas. 



‘Everyday Landscapes’,Jacqueline Seifert, 2016

Jac Seifert commissioned artwork

Foulis Ward, Royal Brompton Hospital

The artist works has completely changed the way patients and staff sees the ward, by adding beautiful urban sceneries, and floral designs to bring colour, movement and freshness. Her designs open the ward, filling it up with fresh air.       


Emma Hunter commissioned artwork


‘Stream’, 2015

Collaboration between visual artist Emma Hunter and Dr Philip Kilner, Consultant and Reader in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

Stream creates visual parallels between the flow form patterns created by the artist’s own flow experiments using mica dust, and the flow form patterns found in the bloodstreams of the heart, using stills from Dr Kilner's film.